Leyla Beckerman, M.Sc.


I am a PhD student in the Langhammer group and my thesis project concerns the recently developed nanofluidic scattering microscopy (NSM) technique, which allows for the determination of the size and mass of individual biological nanoparticles and biomolecules, without the need for labels or affinity chemistry. My project aims to further advance and customize the NSM technique to facilitate single-cell experiments and conduct analyses of secreted biological nanoparticles, particularly exosomes. The project is embedded within a larger collaborative research effort aimed at addressing the intricate challenges posed by the heterogeneity of exosomes in the realm of biology. With a background in Materials Chemistry, I am very excited by the interdisciplinary aspects, opportunities, and challenges posed by the project and the ways in which I can contribute!

Curriculum Vitae

August 2018-June 2021: B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering at Chalmers University of Technology
June 2021-August 2021: Chalmers Undergraduate Research Initiative (CURIE) Fellowship in Prof. Lars Evenäs’ group.
August 2021-January 2022: Amanuensis in Prof. Lars Evenäs’ group.
September 2021-June 2023: M.Sc. in Materials Chemistry at Chalmers University of Technology.
January 2022-August 2022: Master exchange semester at Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) Zürich at the Department of Materials.
September 2023: Ph.D Student in Prof. Christoph Langhammer’s group at the Department of Physics, Chalmers University of Technology

Prizes and other achievements

Chalmers Undergraduate Research Initiative (CURIE): Awarded a stipend for a two-month research period at Chalmers University of Technology.
Adlbertska Stiftelserna: Received a stipend based on completed courses and grade point average, available to students in the Gothenburg region.
Hvidfeldtska International Baccalaureate (IB) stipend: Recognized for exceptional performance with the IB diploma program at Hvitfeldtska Gymnasiet, ranking at the top of my high school and in the 99th percentile worldwide."

Leyla Beckerman

Fysik Forskarhus, Floor 5
e-mail: leylab@chalmers.se
Department of Physics
Chalmers University of Technology
Fysikgränd 3
SE-412 96 Göteborg